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COOPS West Texas BBQ Still Going Strong!

I’m a transplanted Texan who has eaten her share of BBQ from one end of Texas to another and I can tell you that Lemon Grove Avenue is home to some very decent BBQ, something not easily found in San Diego. COOPS has been open less than 2 years but has a big enough following to cause them to need more space in a storefront across the parking lot from their current location.

Friendly Brad Cooper, who hails from Midland, Texas, knows how to smoke meats and there are lots of choices: pork and beef, also chicken, ham, homemade sausage, and hot links. Requisite sides compliment the meats.

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I found the sauces and cornbread to be on the sweet side. I suppose that is to go along with the sweet iced tea (no regular iced tea sold). The brisket was my favorite meat (moist and tender) and there are three reasonably priced lunch menus Tuesday through Thursday. First is Rib Tip Tuesday: 
 one pound of rib tips for $9.99, 

Meat Lover's Wednesday: 
(a pound of any meat for $9.99, beef ribs excluded) and 

Pre Payday Meal Thursday (
$2 off any regular priced combo meal 
including 1/2 slab and whole slab meals.)

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For dessert I found the peach cobbler to be cloyingly sweet but both the buttermilk pie and the sweet potato pie are typical of good Texas desserts.

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COOPS is small so many people order take out. You are welcome to call in your order or have COOPS cater your next party.

2625 Lemon Grove Avenue Lemon Grove, CA 91945 (619) 589-0478 Tuesday—Friday 11 am—7 pm Saturday & Sunday 11 am—6 pm http://coopsbbq.com

Related Article: Naomi Wise, June 22, 2011

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I’m a transplanted Texan who has eaten her share of BBQ from one end of Texas to another and I can tell you that Lemon Grove Avenue is home to some very decent BBQ, something not easily found in San Diego. COOPS has been open less than 2 years but has a big enough following to cause them to need more space in a storefront across the parking lot from their current location.

Friendly Brad Cooper, who hails from Midland, Texas, knows how to smoke meats and there are lots of choices: pork and beef, also chicken, ham, homemade sausage, and hot links. Requisite sides compliment the meats.

None

I found the sauces and cornbread to be on the sweet side. I suppose that is to go along with the sweet iced tea (no regular iced tea sold). The brisket was my favorite meat (moist and tender) and there are three reasonably priced lunch menus Tuesday through Thursday. First is Rib Tip Tuesday: 
 one pound of rib tips for $9.99, 

Meat Lover's Wednesday: 
(a pound of any meat for $9.99, beef ribs excluded) and 

Pre Payday Meal Thursday (
$2 off any regular priced combo meal 
including 1/2 slab and whole slab meals.)

None

For dessert I found the peach cobbler to be cloyingly sweet but both the buttermilk pie and the sweet potato pie are typical of good Texas desserts.

None

COOPS is small so many people order take out. You are welcome to call in your order or have COOPS cater your next party.

2625 Lemon Grove Avenue Lemon Grove, CA 91945 (619) 589-0478 Tuesday—Friday 11 am—7 pm Saturday & Sunday 11 am—6 pm http://coopsbbq.com

Related Article: Naomi Wise, June 22, 2011

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Been meaning to Feast! this place for quite some time now. I would be into trying some of the beef ribs at some point, even considering that you've been there. Jaja. Texas BBQ = beef ribs in my book. I assume they resemble the brisket, which is pretty damn hard to keep tender in the smoker, and that they would be similarly satisfactory!

Sept. 5, 2012

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